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Can tmj dysfunction cause swelling near the jaw bone and into the cheek? Mine will sometimes be swollen. Also Can it cause swallowing problems too?

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Dr. Joel Teig
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
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In brief: Various swelling

Often, associated with TMJ or actually caused by TMJ or causes TMJ are areas of swelling in certain areas of the jaw.
Often these swellings are caused by muscle problems and spasms of the jaw muscles.

You should make an appointment with a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon to evaluate you and help you.

In brief: Various swelling

Often, associated with TMJ or actually caused by TMJ or causes TMJ are areas of swelling in certain areas of the jaw.
Often these swellings are caused by muscle problems and spasms of the jaw muscles.

You should make an appointment with a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon to evaluate you and help you.
Dr. Joel Teig
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